People on the Fly

Christa Sommerer
Laurent Mignonneau

  • Medium:Interactive Computer Installation
  • Year:2016


People on the Fly is a participatory public artwork where passersby can see themselves turned into a swarm of flies projected on a large screen. A specially developed software detects all moving persons and communicates their data to the artificial insects. When a person moves, within seconds hundreds of flies invade his or her body, but when he or she stands still the insects fly away. The resulting image scenarios are in constant flux. People on the Fly comments on the hustle and bustle of everyday life, where standing still for a short moment can make one see one’s own image clearly.

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